The Week in Photos for 7/22/2014

Del Mar, Saratoga, Europe, Arlington Park, Wise Dan, Monmouth Park & More

Start of the 1st race opening weekend at Saratoga Race Course in New York.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria took over rounding the far turn and drew off to an impressive five-length victory over Unbridled Forever in the Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Opening Day Hat Contest at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California.

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Eventual winner Hawk's Eyes and jockey Tiago Pereira, (second from right) break with the field to kick off the 2014 Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's summer meet.

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Cozze Up Lady and jockey Kent Desormeaux take the $90,000 Osunitas Stakes at Del Mar.

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Bracelet (center) pulls away from the pack to win the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh in Ireland.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Caroline Forgason's homebred Somali Lemonade, a 5-year-old Lemon Drop Kid mare, passed early leader Discreet Marq in deep stretch and then held off a late charge from Stephanie's Kitten to secure the first grade I win of her career in the Diana Stakes at Saratoga.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese / NYRA

Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in his first breeze of the summer season at Saratoga Race Course, progressing toward trainer Charlie LoPresti's goal of making the Grade II Fourstardave Handicap.

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Photo: Adam Mooshian/NYRA

Guided through a smooth trip by Rafael Bejarano, Istanford led every step of the way at 10-1 odds to dominate the $200,000 Grade II San Clemente Handicap on the renovated turf course at Del Mar.

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Aurelia's Belle is victorious in the Grade III Arlington Oaks at Arlington Park in Illinois.

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Team D's Big Trouble, easy 4 1/2-length debut maiden winner at Belmont Park, won the $150,000 Grade II Sanford Stakes at Saratoga Race Course by a neck over Mr. Z to remain undefeated in two starts.

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Photo: Chelsea Durand/NYRA

Jockey Steven Bahen guides Lafontaine to victory in the $125,000 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario.

Photo: Michael Burns

Good Lord takes the 37th Running of the Don Bernhardt Stakes at Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky.

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Patsy's Holiday #2 with Pedro Cotto Jr. riding won the Desert Vixen Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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Private Prospect captures the Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes at Prairie Meadows in Iowa.

Photo: Coady Photography

Spring to the Sky romps to victory in the Lucky Coin Stakes at Saratoga.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Appeal To The King storms home to win the MTA Stallion Auction Stakes at Canterbury Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

East Hall upset the $300,000 Ohio Derby with a closing rush at 9-1 odds at ThistleDown Racino, earning his first victory since a Nov. 24 allowance event at Gulfstream Park.

Photo: JJ Zamaiko

Tom's Tribute became a grade I winner when he held even-money favorite Summer Front safe through the homestretch to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Grade I Eddie Read Stakes on the Del Mar turf.

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Jockey Eurico Da Silva guides Regal Conqueror to victory over the E.P. Taylor turf course in the $150,000 Ontario Damsel Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Fashion Alert battles down the stretch to win the Grade III Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Lady Jila drives home to win the Columbine Stakes at Arapahoe Park in Aurora, Colorado.

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Jockey Florent Geroux (blue and white silks middle) guides Pirate's Trove to victory in the $125,000 Duchess Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

Photo: Michael Burns

Glen Hill Farm's Enterprising and jockey Mike Smith win the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

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Top Kisser with jockey Russell Baze up takes the California Governor's Cup at the California State Fair in Sacramento.

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Stormy Novel #11 with Kendrick Carmouche riding won the $70,000 Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Photo: Bill Denver/Equi-Photo

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